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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations, memberships and training. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
 

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Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
February 1, 2018
AGT Foods
B&H On-Site Testing LLC
Bay West, LLC.
Creek Energy Services
Delek US
K C Harvey Environmental, LLC
Mandan Park District
Morton County Highway Department
Olympic Companies, Inc.
QEP Resources
Tooz Construction
Walsh County (Safety Program)
West River Striping Company
 
Renewing Members as of 
February 1, 2018
Action Equipment & Scaffold, LLC
Addison Construction Company
Aggregate Industries
Airgas Specialty Products
Anderson Steel Erection & Crane
Anderson Western, Inc.
Associated Builders &  Contractors of MN/ND
Barr Engineering Company
Brock Services LLC
C L Smith Industrial
Cass County Government
Central Door & Hardware, Inc.
Central Machining & Pump Repair
Central Power Electric Coop
Circle C Enterprises LLC
Cobra Hose, Inc.
Command Center Inc
Coteau Properties Company (NA Coal)
Crop Production Services
D & E Supply Co.
Dakota Fire Extinguisher
Dakotas JATC (Dakotas & Western Minnesota Electric
Dicks Vacuum Service
Distribution NOW
Edward H. Schwartz Construction
Electrical Technologies & Supply, Inc
Fessenden Coop Association
Flickertail Paving & Supply
FNF Construction, Inc
Food Management Investors
Fullerton Farmers Elevator
G & M Lathing Contractors, Inc.
H A Thompson & Sons
Haugen Masonry Contractor's, Inc.
Hillerud Construction, Inc.
Hjelle Roofing, Inc.
Hladky Construction Inc
Hogenson Construction of ND, Inc.
Indian Hill Electric, Inc.
Indigo Signworks, Inc.
Industrial Builders, Inc.
Kalix
L & S Worrel Trucking, Inc.
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota
Miller Insulation
Minot Automotive Center
Moorhead Machinery & Boiler Co.
Northern Pipe Products
Northern Plains Steel
NorthStar Safety, Inc.
Olaf Anderson Construction
Paces Lodging Corporation
Park Construction
PEAK Elevator Performance Group
Pembina County
Pioneer Drilling
Polar Communications
Puklich Chevrolet, Inc.
R J Zavoral & Sons, Inc.
Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company
Renville County
Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc.
RTS Shearing LLC
Sanford Health - Bismarck
Sentry Crane Services
Sidney Sugars Inc.
Stark County
Stealth Energy Group
Steele County
Stelter Repair, Inc.
Stutsman County
Swanston Equipment Company
Tecton Products LLC
Temple Construction Company
Terracon
Transystems, Inc.
Trinity Health WIN
Tubular Transport & Logistics
UND Office of Safety
United Quality Coop
United Rentals
US Bureau of Reclamation
Vallen Distribution, Inc.
Watson Well Solutions LLC
Weisz & Sons, Inc.
Western Steel & Plumbing, Inc.
Airgas On-Site Safety Services
Associated Pool Builders, Inc.
B & G Oilfield Services
Dickinson Ready Mix
Direct Med Inc.
Entrec Cranes and Heavy Haul Inc
Innovative Energy Alliance (IEA)
MDU Construction Services Group, Inc.
Mechanical Contractors Inc
Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center
Moog, Inc.
ND Dept of Emergency Services
Oasis Petroleum
Oilfield Support Services
PEC Safety
Pioneer Penkota Wireline (Williston)
Super Valu Stores, Inc.
USDA-ARS, Northern Great Plains
Wagner Industrial Electric
Williston Public School

NDSCs 45th annual safety and health conference

 Event is being held at the Bismarck Event Center, Bismarck ND.
 

Craig is why...
 


Being a Cardiac Ready Community is so important.

THANK YOU to everyone for supporting our efforts to launch the Cardiac Ready Community Program by donating on Giving Hearts Day! Your generosity, along with a $5,000 donation match from Metro Area Ambulance Service, helped us raise $15,870! All donations will go directly toward making Bismarck-Mandan a Cardiac Ready Community. Through education, training, accessible AEDs and PulsePoint technology, community members will be ready to assist in a cardiac event outside a hospital setting, therefore increasing survivability of cardiac victims like Craig.

 




Employers Must Post 300A Injury/Illness Summary Until April 30
 
February 5, 2018 - OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2017. Each year, between Feb. 1 and April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. Visit OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information on recordkeeping requirements.
 

Don’t Miss Either of the NDSC’s Safety & Health Award Programs

January 16, 2018 – The NDSC has two award programs honoring member companies with outstanding safety programs; employees and instructors who make safety a top priority; and those who have gone above and beyond to improve safety in their workplaces and the communities they serve.

The NDSC will recognize the Duane Kuehn Safety Professional of the Year and the Lifesaver award winners at the Ceremony of Champions, held Friday, February 23 from 11:15 am to 1pm, in conjunction with our Annual Safety and Health Conference at the Bismarck Event Center. Tickets for the Ceremony of Champions Awards Luncheon are $20 per person and may be purchased by emailing
ndsafetyconference@ndsc.org. Those already registered to attend the Conference Friday, February 23 may attend for no additional fee. Applications for both awards are now closed.

This spring, the NDSC will host the Spring Safety & Health Awards Ceremony taking place at the Bismarck Municipal Country Club Wednesday, April 11 from 12 pm to 1:15 pm. This event is open to the public and all NDSC members, nominees and award winners are invited to attend. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased here.

 Nominations are now being accepted in the following categories:

• 
Workplace Safety Merit Award
• Safety Improvement Award
Outstanding Safety Instructor
• Safe Driver Award – Division 1 & 2
• Star Driver Award – Division 1 & 2
• Safety Management Excellence Award
• Community Advancement Award

Submit your applications by Wednesday, March 7 to be considered for the 2018 awards program.


Safety Tips for Driving in Winter Conditions
 
January 11, 2018 - Winter driving in North Dakota can be hazardous and scary. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy, or icy roads every winter. But planning ahead can ensure a safe and happy trip is had by all.
 
The North Dakota Safety Council recommends taking the following precautions to help you arrive safely at your destination:

1. Check the weather before you go. Wait out any storms if possible. If you must travel, allow plenty of time, and make sure to share your travel plans with others before you leave.
2. Prepare your car for winter. Check the condition of your vehicle's ignition, brakes, battery, antifreeze, and wiring.
3. Know what to do to avoid a crash. Do not use cruise control in wintry conditions, accelerate and decelerate slowly, look and steer in the direction you want to go, and increase your following distance.
4. Do not leave home without these: a full tank of gas, spare tire, shovel, jumper cables, tow rope, first aid kit, ice scraper, flashlight, reflective triangles or flares, nonperishable food, candle and matches, and extra blankets, mittens, socks and hats.
5. If you do get stranded: stay with your vehicle, make sure the exhaust pipe isn't blocked, and signal distress with a brightly colored cloth.
 
Preparing for a winter road trip can make your trip safer, reduce your risk of an incident, and help you deal with any potential weather emergencies.
 
To further prepare, register for a Defensive Driving Course. Visit our Traffic Safety page to learn more.
 

NDSC Welcomed Two New Staff Members

December 19, 2017 - The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) welcomed two new staff members to their team.

 

Lindsey Narloch was hired as Information Manager. Narloch has 10 years of data management experience with the ND Department of Health and is very active with the National Association of State EMS Officials Data. As Information Manager, she will test and implement software updates and releases, maintain student data integrity, design and prepare reports, develop best practices and more.

Norloch can be reached at 701-751-6119 or lindseyn@ndsc.org
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Miranda Kadrmas was hired as Traffic Safety Coordinator. Kadrmas attended Dickinson State University where she received bachelor’s degrees in both business administration and human resources. She has over two years of experience working as a patient access representative at Sanford Health and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Business from the University of Mary. As Traffic Safety Coordinator, she will reconcile class rosters, handle phone call volume, gather certificates and class materials for all traffic safety courses, and more.

Kadrmas can be reached at 701-751-6118 or mirandak@ndsc.org.
   

New Training Opportunities Now Available!
Hot topics, hands-on training and more

December 6, 2017 -- Part of our vision moving into the Safety Campus was to expand our lineup and make hands-on training more accessible and affordable for our state and region. In November, we completed our first rescue course on the new training tower. Attendees provided very positive feedback, making us even more excited to launch our next set of courses!

New offerings now available through the NDSC include:

Several of these courses include interactive hands-on components utilizing the NDSC’s training tower. This 26-foot prop allows students to practice multiple scenarios in a safe and realistic environment. Not only do the students enjoy the interaction, but it creates a memorable training experience and increased retention rates.

All course details are available in the links above, or click here to view our training calendar. If you’re interested in scheduling a private course for your company, call us today at (800) 932-8890.


Safety is about People 

Marlowe Ann Regan was happy as a baby, child, and young adult. According to her dad, Tom, she was ebullient – she could walk into a room and liven up the place. She had a great, contagious laugh and a real good giggle … Tom can still hear her giggle in his head.

Tom and Patti Regan lost Marlowe, their oldest daughter, in a single-car crash in May 2006. Marlowe was 21 and worked at Sykes while living in Minot with her boyfriend, Michael. The day she died was her brother Walt’s 19th birthday. Marlowe was traveling from Minot to Bismarck to celebrate his birthday with the whole Regan family.

“We were washing Patti’s van in the driveway and we wondered why Marlowe wasn’t there yet,” Tom remembered. “It was getting kind of late and all of a sudden we saw a sheriff’s car pull up.” When Chaplain Dan Sweeney got out, Tom thought Dan was just stopping to say hello since they were friends. But then he saw a deputy sheriff was with him. “They walked up to us, and I had an inkling something was wrong. Maybe it was the look on his face. I thought…‘oh shit.’”

Read Tom's full story...


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The NDSC sends out relevant safety and training information to members and safety advocates, via email, on a regular basis. Some companies’ Internet Service Providers (ISP) block emails from the NDSC’s email service, Constant Contact. If your company is a member of the NDSC, or you have signed up to receive our email updates, but have not been receiving them,

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS TO UNBLOCK INCOMING NDSC EMAILS.

If you would like to receive our email updates but are not currently signed up, please sign up today! We offer information including monthly training updates, NDSC Quarterly Newsletters, and relevant safety news updates.

The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.